Man dies in freak accident while watching football game after scaffolding collapses on him, leaving him with head and chest injuries
- Man dies in tragic accident after scaffolding collapsed during football match
- Football Queensland supports all involved in the club’s match
- The football club has suspended all football-related activities until July 28th
- Police investigate the freak accident and prepare a report for the coroner
A man has been killed in a tragic accident after scaffolding fell on him during a football match in Queensland.
The 37-year-old Bridgeman Downs man was watching a football match at the Mitchelton Football Club in north Brisbane on Sunday when the scaffolding collapsed and crushed him.
Paramedics attended the incident shortly before 12:30 p.m. and the man was transported to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with critical head and chest injuries.
Shortly after arrival, he was pronounced dead.
The 37-year-old man died tragically of injuries after scaffolding (pictured) collapsed on him while watching a football match at Brisbane’s Mitchelton Football Club on Sunday
Football Queensland has released a statement saying that the rest of the football activities at the club’s Teralba Park have been canceled for the rest of the day to allow for investigations.
“Football Queensland will provide counseling and support to the affected person’s family, club members including players and coaches, umpires and volunteers, and those who witnessed the incident,” the statement said.
Mitchelton Football Club released a statement Monday morning telling members they will be kept informed of developments as they work with Football Queensland and the authorities.
Mitchelton Football Club (pictured) has suspended all football-related activities on Sunday until July 28 for investigation
The club has decided to suspend all football-related activities until Wednesday, July 28. The training sessions will not take place on Monday and Tuesday.
“We ask everyone to respect the decision and also the privacy of players, coaches, friends and family affected by the incident,” the football club said.
Queensland Police are investigating the incident and are calling on anyone with footage or information to contact authorities as a report is being prepared for the coroner
Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are urging anyone with images or information to contact them.
The Forensic Crash Unit will prepare a report for the Coroner.